FDL Book Salon Welcomes Nada Prouty, Uncompromised: The Rise, Fall, and Redemption of an Arab American Patriot in the CIA

By: Saturday January 28, 2012 1:59 pm

At one level, Prouty’s life story—before the FBI targeted a woman who had done so much for the Agency—reads like a classic, exceptional, immigrant success story. But so much of what the government used against her has been used on Muslims and other Arab-Americans without the means to fight back:

Secret evidence
National Security Letters
Threats of deportation (which in her case would have been lethal) and to family members
Border exception searches
Badly managed informants (in this case, Prouty’s own brother)
Trial in the public sphere

 

As Expected, DOD Charges al-Nashiri; Will the US Also Charge His Torturer?

By: Wednesday April 20, 2011 6:12 pm

Congratulations, DOD, for finally charging one of the alleged worst of the worst. Now when will the government charge those who tortured al-Nashiri?

FDL Movie Night: The Oath

By: Monday May 3, 2010 5:00 pm

Laura Poitras’ intense, powerful documentary The Oath takes us inside the minds of two ex-jihadists, Abu Jandal Osama bin Laden’s former bodyguard, and Salim Hamdan, a prisoner at Guantanamo Bay Prison and the first man to face the controversial military tribunals. Abu Jandal left bin Laden’s before the attacks on the USS Cole and was [...]

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